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Questions to Ask Before Using an Alternative Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

Patients should discuss the possible benefits and harmful effects of pancreatic cancer alternative treatments with their doctor prior to using them. Questions include:
 
  • What benefits can I expect from this approach?
  • What are its risks?
  • Do the expected benefits outweigh the risks?
  • What side effects should I watch for?
  • Will this alternative treatment change the way my current pancreatic cancer treatment works?
  • Could this treatment be harmful?
  • Is this approach under study in a clinical trial? If so, who sponsors it?
  • Will my health insurance pay for this approach?
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Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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